Fairchild Semiconductor
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Fairchild Semiconductor Interview Questions & Reviews

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Applications Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Portland, ME

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor in May 2010.

Interview Details – I applied online for this position. Few days later a received a call from HR asking for a phone interview. The phone interview panel consisted of the Hiring Manager and Lead Engineer. I was asked few technical questions and questions related to my background. The phone interview went well and I flew next week to Portland, Maine for an in person interview. The interview went on for 4-5 hours. I was asked a lot of basic electronics questions and questions related to my background. I was asked to demonstrate my hands on skills in the lab. At the end , HR asked me a series of behavioral questions. Unlike the phone interview, this did not go well and I was rejected two week later.

Interview Question – None. Be prepared to defend your work. Have a clear understand of their product line. Be prepared to answer a lot of basic electronics questions.   Answer Question

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Intermediate Test Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
San Jose, CA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor in August 2012.

Interview Details – Started with a phone interview with a recruiter, it was straightforward and no technical questions. Afterwards, a technical phone interview was set up and the manager brought up op-amp questions mainly. The questions about op-amps are extremely technical and you have to know everything including each part of the op-amp and why they work as they do.

Interview Question – Tell me about the features of the op-amp.   Answer Question

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RSM Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Asia (Philippines)

Interviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor

Interview Details – Overall its not good. They only like guys who knows everything and have very high expectations.

Interview Question – Asking questions which doesnt has any relevance to job position or my experience   Answer Question

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Test Technician Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and interviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor.

Interview Details – I received an email from them sating they would like to set up an Onsite Interview. Interview lasted for about 30-45 mins with the Hiring Manager and Lead engineer

Interview Question – Asked me about the fabrication process.   Answer Question

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Engineerngineering Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Banilad, Cebu City (Philippines)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor in May 2012.

Interview Details – more on problem solving process

Interview Question – what are the problems in the line, that causes the product rejects   View Answer

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